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A Business That Rocks Podcast http://abusinessthatrocks.com If you love business, health and lifestyle then the A Business That Rocks is the podcast for you. Successful entrepreneur Dan Carlin interviews inspiring entrepreneurs on what it takes to build profitable and sustainable businesses and a lifestyle dreams are made of. Every episode is packed full of cutting edge practical tips and strategies that you can immediately implement into your business and life so that it absolutely ROCKS! It’s real, it’s pure GOLD. Consider this your free business education. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 23:46:47 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.19 If you love business, health and lifestyle then the A Business That Rocks is the podcast for you. Successful entrepreneur Dan Carlin interviews inspiring entrepreneurs on what it takes to build profitable and sustainable businesses and a lifestyle dreams are made of. Every episode is packed full of cutting edge practical tips and strategies that you can immediately implement into your business and life so that it absolutely ROCKS! It’s real, it’s pure GOLD. Consider this your free business education. Dan Carlin, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Educator, Speaker no Dan Carlin, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Educator, Speaker dan@abusinessthatrocks.com dan@abusinessthatrocks.com (Dan Carlin, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Educator, Speaker) © 2014 A Business That Rocks. All Rights Reserved. The A Business That Rocks Podcast with Dan Carlin, Business, Entrepreneurship, Health, Lifestyle Business, Entrepreneurship, Health, Lifestyle, Rocks, Successful, Profitable, Sustainable A Business That Rocks Podcast http://abusinessthatrocks.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/ABTR_podcast_icon-1.jpg http://abusinessthatrocks.com Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia Weekly How to crack the US market and build a $15 million empire with Belinda Coker http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/how-to-crack-the-us-market-and-build-a-15-million-empire-with-belinda-coker http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/how-to-crack-the-us-market-and-build-a-15-million-empire-with-belinda-coker#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:20:07 +0000 http://abusinessthatrocks.com/?p=3685 ABTR 016 : How to crack the US market and build a $15 million empire with Belinda Coker Hello from Baden Baden, Germany! This episode is killer! I’ve been saving it to wrap up season one of the ABTR podcast. Yep, that’s right, this episode will be the final official...

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ABTR 016 : How to crack the US market and build a $15 million empire with Belinda Coker

Hello from Baden Baden, Germany!Belinda Coker

This episode is killer! I’ve been saving it to wrap up season one of the ABTR podcast. Yep, that’s right, this episode will be the final official episode for 2015, though I may release a special episode from time to time.

The truth is I love doing this show, however I’m struggling to find the time as my other businesses are going through some exciting, and demanding, times. Elevate is in the process of merging with an ASX listed company, and my ecommerce biz with Monika is growing rapidly.

I plan to pick the show back up again next year so I’ll keep you posted. Thank you for your support so far.

OK, on to the show. My guest this episode is entrepreneur Belinda Coker from Envirosax and Bellouco. Belinda started Envirosax with very little money and grew it into a $15 global empire in just a few short years. AMAZING STUFF!!! This alone should inspire you enough to listen to the episode right now!!

Belinda shares with us her Envirosax journey (and believe me it’s one heck of a journey) as well as bunch of lessons she’s learned, and the strategies she used to build her empire.

What I admire most about Belinda’s story is that she has now created her version of a business that rocks. Belinda is still the visionary and product designer at Envirosax, which are the parts she loves doing, while licensing out the other parts of the business like people management, logistics and manufacture, which are the parts she does not like to do. PERFECT!

With a less demanding role at Envirosax Belinda set up Bellouco. Using her own experiences in Asia, Bellouco (Belinda), helps business owners to source manufacturers in China and Taiwan, negotiate terms and perform quality control. Take it from me, I’ve just started using Bellouco’s services and I know they will save me loads of time, money and headaches!

I know you’re going to love this final episode for series one.

Enjoy!

Gold Nuggets (AKA – Key Learnings) from this episode

  • There are many ways to skin a cat, choose a strategy that feel right and go for it.
  • When you really really need something to happen it usually does, as long as you’re taking steps towards your goals.
  • Appreciate your people – reward them regularly to show you care.
  • Make sure you have the system in place to support the size of your company (I know you’ve heard this one before but its so important).
  • Trust your intuition then look for data to back it up, even when your board or advisors tell you otherwise.
  • Find a way to do the parts of your business you love, and get others to do the rest (very few entrepreneurs pull this off).

Links and Resources mentioned in the show

Envirosax

Bellouco

Thanks for listening 

Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks!

It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post.

If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one.

If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com

 

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http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/how-to-crack-the-us-market-and-build-a-15-million-empire-with-belinda-coker/feed 0 ABTR 016 : How to crack the US market and build a $15 million empire with Belinda Coker Hello from Baden Baden, Germany! - This episode is killer! I’ve been saving it to wrap up season one of the ABTR podcast. Yep, that’s right, ABTR 016 : How to crack the US market and build a $15 million empire with Belinda Coker Hello from Baden Baden, Germany! This episode is killer! I’ve been saving it to wrap up season one of the ABTR podcast. Yep, that’s right, this episode will be the final official episode for 2015, though I may release a special episode from time to time. The truth is I love doing this show, however I’m struggling to find the time as my other businesses are going through some exciting, and demanding, times. Elevate is in the process of merging with an ASX listed company, and my ecommerce biz with Monika is growing rapidly. I plan to pick the show back up again next year so I’ll keep you posted. Thank you for your support so far. OK, on to the show. My guest this episode is entrepreneur Belinda Coker from Envirosax and Bellouco. Belinda started Envirosax with very little money and grew it into a $15 global empire in just a few short years. AMAZING STUFF!!! This alone should inspire you enough to listen to the episode right now!! Belinda shares with us her Envirosax journey (and believe me it’s one heck of a journey) as well as bunch of lessons she’s learned, and the strategies she used to build her empire. What I admire most about Belinda’s story is that she has now created her version of a business that rocks. Belinda is still the visionary and product designer at Envirosax, which are the parts she loves doing, while licensing out the other parts of the business like people management, logistics and manufacture, which are the parts she does not like to do. PERFECT! With a less demanding role at Envirosax Belinda set up Bellouco. Using her own experiences in Asia, Bellouco (Belinda), helps business owners to source manufacturers in China and Taiwan, negotiate terms and perform quality control. Take it from me, I’ve just started using Bellouco’s services and I know they will save me loads of time, money and headaches! I know you’re going to love this final episode for series one. Enjoy! Gold Nuggets (AKA - Key Learnings) from this episode There are many ways to skin a cat, choose a strategy that feel right and go for it. When you really really need something to happen it usually does, as long as you’re taking steps towards your goals. Appreciate your people – reward them regularly to show you care. Make sure you have the system in place to support the size of your company (I know you’ve heard this one before but its so important). Trust your intuition then look for data to back it up, even when your board or advisors tell you otherwise. Find a way to do the parts of your business you love, and get others to do the rest (very few entrepreneurs pull this off). Links and Resources mentioned in the show Envirosax Bellouco Thanks for listening  Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks! It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post. If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one. If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com   Dan Carlin, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Educator, Speaker no
Leaving Holland To Build Dive Resort In Indonesia with Kim & Bastiaan http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/leaving-holland-to-build-dive-resort-in-indonesia-with-kim-bastiaan http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/leaving-holland-to-build-dive-resort-in-indonesia-with-kim-bastiaan#comments Fri, 10 Jul 2015 06:59:43 +0000 http://abusinessthatrocks.com/?p=3673 ABTR 015 : Leaving Holland To Build Dive Resort In Indonesia with Kim & Bastiaan Hello from Oslo, Norway!  I promised while on my travels that I’d interview amazing entrepreneurs who are building inspiring businesses and lives in places far from home. I’ve met some inspiring and innovative entrepreneurs over...

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ABTR 015 : Leaving Holland To Build Dive Resort In Indonesia with Kim & Bastiaan

Hello from Oslo, Norway! kim and bass live

I promised while on my travels that I’d interview amazing entrepreneurs who are building inspiring businesses and lives in places far from home. I’ve met some inspiring and innovative entrepreneurs over the past few months while living in Indonesia. This episodes guest are a perfect example.

My good friends, Dutch couple Kim Van Winkle & Bastiaan Van Der Kuijl, left their homeland of Holland 6 years ago to build a business and life around their passion, scuba diving, in Asia. During the show Kim & Bastiaan share their story of what was involved in packing up their lives in Holland and moving to Asia to set up their business, Scuba Centre Asia.

We had some great laughs while recording this episode in my island villa, as you can see in the photo. While their stories are funny I know you’ll get loads of value listening to the challenges of setting up a business in Asia, and believe me there are plenty of challenges to consider!

While hanging out over the past few months Monika and I observed how well Kim and Bastiaan work and live together. As a couple who are also business partners Monika and I know first hand how tough it can be working and living with your partner 24/7. During the show Kim and Bastiaan share their strategies of how they’ve managed to build a business together while maintaining a loving and fun filled relationship and lifestyle.

Enjoy!

Gold Nuggets (AKA – Key Learnings) from this episode

  • When moving abroad expect to take about 130 pounds (60kgs) of luggage. Great to know when choosing your airline!
  • When exploring an area overseas to build a business spend plenty of time (Kim & Bass spent 4 months) getting to know the local people and understanding their culture.
  • Have patience, keep your eyes open and ears to the ground and great overseas opportunities will find you. You need to BE THERE (as per the above point).
  • Invest in a good lawyer who understands the local laws
  • Hire young local staff and train them up exactly how you want them to work. This will also support the local community.
  • When working with your partner know when to give each other space.
  • Everyone is different – accommodate your partner’s work style.
  • Develop clear roles and responsibilities to avoid stepping on each other’s toes (super important when working with your hubby or wife!).
  • Let your business evolve. Don’t over plan, be ok with roles and responsibilities unfolding over time.

Links and Resources mentioned in the show

Scuba Centre Asia

Thank for listening

Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks!

It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post.

If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one.

If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com

 

 

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http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/leaving-holland-to-build-dive-resort-in-indonesia-with-kim-bastiaan/feed 0 ABTR 015 : Leaving Holland To Build Dive Resort In Indonesia with Kim & Bastiaan Hello from Oslo, Norway!  - I promised while on my travels that I’d interview amazing entrepreneurs who are building inspiring businesses and lives in places far from ho... ABTR 015 : Leaving Holland To Build Dive Resort In Indonesia with Kim & Bastiaan Hello from Oslo, Norway!  I promised while on my travels that I’d interview amazing entrepreneurs who are building inspiring businesses and lives in places far from home. I’ve met some inspiring and innovative entrepreneurs over the past few months while living in Indonesia. This episodes guest are a perfect example. My good friends, Dutch couple Kim Van Winkle & Bastiaan Van Der Kuijl, left their homeland of Holland 6 years ago to build a business and life around their passion, scuba diving, in Asia. During the show Kim & Bastiaan share their story of what was involved in packing up their lives in Holland and moving to Asia to set up their business, Scuba Centre Asia. We had some great laughs while recording this episode in my island villa, as you can see in the photo. While their stories are funny I know you’ll get loads of value listening to the challenges of setting up a business in Asia, and believe me there are plenty of challenges to consider! While hanging out over the past few months Monika and I observed how well Kim and Bastiaan work and live together. As a couple who are also business partners Monika and I know first hand how tough it can be working and living with your partner 24/7. During the show Kim and Bastiaan share their strategies of how they’ve managed to build a business together while maintaining a loving and fun filled relationship and lifestyle. Enjoy! Gold Nuggets (AKA - Key Learnings) from this episode When moving abroad expect to take about 130 pounds (60kgs) of luggage. Great to know when choosing your airline! When exploring an area overseas to build a business spend plenty of time (Kim & Bass spent 4 months) getting to know the local people and understanding their culture. Have patience, keep your eyes open and ears to the ground and great overseas opportunities will find you. You need to BE THERE (as per the above point). Invest in a good lawyer who understands the local laws Hire young local staff and train them up exactly how you want them to work. This will also support the local community. When working with your partner know when to give each other space. Everyone is different - accommodate your partner’s work style. Develop clear roles and responsibilities to avoid stepping on each other’s toes (super important when working with your hubby or wife!). Let your business evolve. Don’t over plan, be ok with roles and responsibilities unfolding over time. Links and Resources mentioned in the show Scuba Centre Asia Thank for listening Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks! It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post. If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one. If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com     Dan Carlin, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Educator, Speaker no
Building & selling two businesses by the age of 24 with Clint Salter http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/building-selling-two-businesses-by-the-age-of-24-with-clint-salter http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/building-selling-two-businesses-by-the-age-of-24-with-clint-salter#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:19:02 +0000 http://abusinessthatrocks.com/?p=3665 ABTR 014 : Building & selling two businesses by the age of 24 with Clint Salter This episode I speak with Anthill 30 Under 30 winner Clint Salter. Clint won the Anthill award because by the age of 24 he’d already built and sold 2 businesses – impressive stuff! In...

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ABTR 014 : Building & selling two businesses by the age of 24 with Clint Salter

This episode I speak with Anthill 30 Under 30 winner Clint Salter. Clint won the Anthill awardClint-Salter-1
because by the age of 24 he’d already built and sold 2 businesses – impressive stuff!

In most episodes we generally drill down on just one or two topics. Well, not in this episode, we cover tons of ground. I’m talking everything from work ethic to productivity to mentors and coaches to marketing to morning rituals to online programs and more!

As you’ll hear Clint is one savvy entrepreneur and a very passionate energetic guy. Clint has invested huge amounts of time and money on his business and personal development so it’s easy to see why he is so successful. The thing I like most about Clint is he’s open, honest and is keen to share what he’s learned.

Enjoy the show!

Gold Nuggets (AKA – Key Learnings) from this episode

  • Build a strong work ethic – if its worth doing it’s worth doing properly .
  • No matter how much talent you have you need to be willing to do the work.
  • When looking for mentor get specific with what you want to know then search for someone who is the master in that area.
  • Invest in your personal and business education.
  • Don’t look sideways – FOCUS.
  • Plan your next year in November the year before, before you take a break and while you are still in the groove.
  • Wake up early and start your day with meditation and visualisation.
  • Take 100% responsibility for your life – own it!
  • Know who you are, your identity. You are not your business!
  • Marketing is as important to a business as oxygen is to a human being.

Links and Resources mentioned in the show

Clint Salter

Dance Life

Studio Success Formula

Anthill 30 Under 30

Success Principles by Jack Canfield

Calm (App)

Headspace (App)

People In Progress – Terri Hawkins

Product Launch Formula – Jeff Walker

Experts Academy – Brendon Burchard

Thank for listening

Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks!

It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post.

If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one.

If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com

 

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http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/building-selling-two-businesses-by-the-age-of-24-with-clint-salter/feed 0 ABTR 014 : Building & selling two businesses by the age of 24 with Clint Salter This episode I speak with Anthill 30 Under 30 winner Clint Salter. Clint won the Anthill award because by the age of 24 he’d already built and sold 2 businesses – impress... ABTR 014 : Building & selling two businesses by the age of 24 with Clint Salter This episode I speak with Anthill 30 Under 30 winner Clint Salter. Clint won the Anthill award because by the age of 24 he’d already built and sold 2 businesses – impressive stuff! In most episodes we generally drill down on just one or two topics. Well, not in this episode, we cover tons of ground. I’m talking everything from work ethic to productivity to mentors and coaches to marketing to morning rituals to online programs and more! As you’ll hear Clint is one savvy entrepreneur and a very passionate energetic guy. Clint has invested huge amounts of time and money on his business and personal development so it’s easy to see why he is so successful. The thing I like most about Clint is he’s open, honest and is keen to share what he’s learned. Enjoy the show! Gold Nuggets (AKA - Key Learnings) from this episode Build a strong work ethic – if its worth doing it’s worth doing properly . No matter how much talent you have you need to be willing to do the work. When looking for mentor get specific with what you want to know then search for someone who is the master in that area. Invest in your personal and business education. Don’t look sideways – FOCUS. Plan your next year in November the year before, before you take a break and while you are still in the groove. Wake up early and start your day with meditation and visualisation. Take 100% responsibility for your life – own it! Know who you are, your identity. You are not your business! Marketing is as important to a business as oxygen is to a human being. Links and Resources mentioned in the show Clint Salter Dance Life Studio Success Formula Anthill 30 Under 30 Success Principles by Jack Canfield Calm (App) Headspace (App) People In Progress – Terri Hawkins Product Launch Formula - Jeff Walker Experts Academy – Brendon Burchard Thank for listening Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks! It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post. If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one. If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com   Dan Carlin, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Educator, Speaker no 1:02:40
Mastering the art of public speaking and doubling your productivity with Colin Boyd http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/mastering-the-art-of-public-speaking-and-doubling-your-productivity-with-colin-boyd http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/mastering-the-art-of-public-speaking-and-doubling-your-productivity-with-colin-boyd#comments Thu, 04 Jun 2015 07:15:41 +0000 http://abusinessthatrocks.com/?p=3658 ABTR 013 : Mastering the art of public speaking and doubling your productivity with Colin Boyd I met Colin Boyd (this episodes guest) at a seminar late 2014 and immediately I was like ‘I’ve got to get this guy on the show’! I just knew he would have loads of...

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ABTR 013 : Mastering the art of public speaking and doubling your productivity with Colin Boyd

I met Colin Boyd (this episodes guest) at a seminar late 2014 and immediately I was like ‘I’ve got to get this guy on the show’! I just knew he

Colin Boydwould have loads of great tips and strategies to share that you can implement into your business and life.

Colin Boyd is an international speaker and coach working with some seriously big companies. Colin really knows his stuff. In his first speaking engagement for his new business he landed 10 new clients, one of which was global giant Hewlett Packard. Imagine scoring a giant client like Hewlett Packard straight off the bat! Awesome.

Colin specialises in two areas, public speaking and productivity. Colin has spoken to audiences of 5000 people from all over the world, so you can say he knows a thing or two about public speaking. During the show Colin shares the strategies he uses to engage audiences – so if you want to speak publicly this one’s for you.

One thing that struck me about Colin was how present and calm he always is. When I asked him about this he puts it down to mastering his own productivity over many years. Colin now teaches people how to maximise their productivity ‘to be the best version of themselves’ through his program The Productivity Academy. I can personally vouch for his program, Colin has taken 8 years of productivity training to large corporate organisations and condensed it into a 9 week online program for anyone who wants to learn. Colin shares some his best productivity hacks during the show.

Finally, we get under the hood of Colin’s online program and discuss what it really takes to build an online program and what systems and resources you’ll need to make it happen.

This episode is absolutely packed with GOLD!!!

Gold Nuggets (AKA – Key Learnings) from this episode

Public Speaking;

  • Speak to one person in the room.
  • Set up the ‘WHY’ for what you are about to say.
  • What are the frustrations, anxieties and pains of your audience and demonstrate that you understand these.
  • Don’t say ‘I’m going to tell a story’ before you tell a story.
  • Use the 7 + or – 2 rule. Deliver only 5-9 key points.
  • If asking for audience participation be clear on what you want them to do.
  • Use music to control the room.

Productivity;

  • Understand your energy style and which one of the 6 productivity modes you re working in.
  • Reduce distractions rather than trying to focus.
  • At the end of the day have a way of transitioning to ‘the third space’. Reflect on the day and celebrate your wins.
  • Have the discipline to take regular short breaks to recharge your frontal cortex (your brain)

Links and Resources mentioned in the show

Colin Boyd

Dr Adam Fraser (the third space)

Wistia

Optimize Press

Lead Pages

Member Mouse

Thank for listening

Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks!

It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post.

If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one.

If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com

 

 

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http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/mastering-the-art-of-public-speaking-and-doubling-your-productivity-with-colin-boyd/feed 0 ABTR 013 : Mastering the art of public speaking and doubling your productivity with Colin Boyd I met Colin Boyd (this episodes guest) at a seminar late 2014 and immediately I was like ‘I’ve got to get this guy on the show’! I just knew he - ABTR 013 : Mastering the art of public speaking and doubling your productivity with Colin Boyd I met Colin Boyd (this episodes guest) at a seminar late 2014 and immediately I was like ‘I’ve got to get this guy on the show’! I just knew he would have loads of great tips and strategies to share that you can implement into your business and life. Colin Boyd is an international speaker and coach working with some seriously big companies. Colin really knows his stuff. In his first speaking engagement for his new business he landed 10 new clients, one of which was global giant Hewlett Packard. Imagine scoring a giant client like Hewlett Packard straight off the bat! Awesome. Colin specialises in two areas, public speaking and productivity. Colin has spoken to audiences of 5000 people from all over the world, so you can say he knows a thing or two about public speaking. During the show Colin shares the strategies he uses to engage audiences – so if you want to speak publicly this one’s for you. One thing that struck me about Colin was how present and calm he always is. When I asked him about this he puts it down to mastering his own productivity over many years. Colin now teaches people how to maximise their productivity ‘to be the best version of themselves’ through his program The Productivity Academy. I can personally vouch for his program, Colin has taken 8 years of productivity training to large corporate organisations and condensed it into a 9 week online program for anyone who wants to learn. Colin shares some his best productivity hacks during the show. Finally, we get under the hood of Colin’s online program and discuss what it really takes to build an online program and what systems and resources you’ll need to make it happen. This episode is absolutely packed with GOLD!!! Gold Nuggets (AKA - Key Learnings) from this episode Public Speaking; Speak to one person in the room. Set up the ‘WHY’ for what you are about to say. What are the frustrations, anxieties and pains of your audience and demonstrate that you understand these. Don’t say ‘I’m going to tell a story’ before you tell a story. Use the 7 + or – 2 rule. Deliver only 5-9 key points. If asking for audience participation be clear on what you want them to do. Use music to control the room. Productivity; Understand your energy style and which one of the 6 productivity modes you re working in. Reduce distractions rather than trying to focus. At the end of the day have a way of transitioning to ‘the third space’. Reflect on the day and celebrate your wins. Have the discipline to take regular short breaks to recharge your frontal cortex (your brain) Links and Resources mentioned in the show Colin Boyd Dr Adam Fraser (the third space) Wistia Optimize Press Lead Pages Member Mouse Thank for listening Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks! It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post. If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one. If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com     Dan Carlin, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Educator, Speaker no 1:13:20
How to have your business completely booked out a year in advance with Deonne Coggan http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/how-to-have-your-business-completely-booked-out-a-year-in-advance-with-deonne-coggan http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/how-to-have-your-business-completely-booked-out-a-year-in-advance-with-deonne-coggan#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 11:27:31 +0000 http://abusinessthatrocks.com/?p=3645 ABTR 012 : How to have your business completely booked out a year in advance with Deonne Coggan How would you like to have your business completely booked out a year in advance? Heck, I know I sure would! Todays guest can’t take on more business even if she wanted...

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ABTR 012 : How to have your business completely booked out a year in advance with Deonne Coggan

How would you like to have your business completely booked out a year in advance? Heck, I know I sure would!

Deonne Coggan

Todays guest can’t take on more business even if she wanted to – good problem to have huh!

Deonne Coggan is the Founder of Dee4Dogs, a mobile dog grooming business. Deonne (Dee) came from a PR, advertising and marking background working for some of the largest and most respected agencies in Australia.

Deonne shares with us her no cost (that’s right I said NO COST) marketing strategies that she used to build her booming business.

We talk in depth about Dee’s custom built pet grooming vans. They look like something out of Pimp My Ride, seriously AEWESOME!

Then we go into detail of how Dee has franchised her business and is now ready to scale the business across Australia over the next few years.

Oh yeah this episode is jammed packed of entrepreneurial goodness!

Gold Nuggets (AKA – Key Learnings) from this episode

  • Marketing is all about finding out where you customers are and getting in front of them.
  • Word of mouth referral is a service business’s best marketing strategy.
  • If you are great at what you do don’t be afraid to discount or even give away your service to get your business going – people need to experience what you do, not just read about it!
  • If you want to scale your business fast using other peoples money set up a franchise.
  • When building a franchise you as the founder needs to do the work, as nobody knows your business like you do.
  • Build your business at the pace that suits you, not the pace of others.
  • When you know something is right trust your intuition and take the plunge.
  • Things often show up when you need them most.
  • If you do something you love you’ll never work a day in your life.

Links and Resources mentioned in the show

Dee4Dogs

SunCamper Motorhomes

The Franchise Institute

The E-Myth By Michael E. Gerber

Feel the fear and do it anyway By Susan Jeffers

Who moved my cheese? By Spencer Johnson

Thank for listening

Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks!

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I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one.

If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com

 

 

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http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/how-to-have-your-business-completely-booked-out-a-year-in-advance-with-deonne-coggan/feed 0 ABTR 012 : How to have your business completely booked out a year in advance with Deonne Coggan How would you like to have your business completely booked out a year in advance? Heck, I know I sure would! - ABTR 012 : How to have your business completely booked out a year in advance with Deonne Coggan How would you like to have your business completely booked out a year in advance? Heck, I know I sure would! Todays guest can’t take on more business even if she wanted to – good problem to have huh! Deonne Coggan is the Founder of Dee4Dogs, a mobile dog grooming business. Deonne (Dee) came from a PR, advertising and marking background working for some of the largest and most respected agencies in Australia. Deonne shares with us her no cost (that’s right I said NO COST) marketing strategies that she used to build her booming business. We talk in depth about Dee’s custom built pet grooming vans. They look like something out of Pimp My Ride, seriously AEWESOME! Then we go into detail of how Dee has franchised her business and is now ready to scale the business across Australia over the next few years. Oh yeah this episode is jammed packed of entrepreneurial goodness! Gold Nuggets (AKA - Key Learnings) from this episode Marketing is all about finding out where you customers are and getting in front of them. Word of mouth referral is a service business’s best marketing strategy. If you are great at what you do don’t be afraid to discount or even give away your service to get your business going – people need to experience what you do, not just read about it! If you want to scale your business fast using other peoples money set up a franchise. When building a franchise you as the founder needs to do the work, as nobody knows your business like you do. Build your business at the pace that suits you, not the pace of others. When you know something is right trust your intuition and take the plunge. Things often show up when you need them most. If you do something you love you’ll never work a day in your life. Links and Resources mentioned in the show Dee4Dogs SunCamper Motorhomes The Franchise Institute The E-Myth By Michael E. Gerber Feel the fear and do it anyway By Susan Jeffers Who moved my cheese? By Spencer Johnson Thank for listening Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks! It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post. If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one. If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com     Dan Carlin, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Educator, Speaker no 1:00:49
Stillness, donkeys, and building a multi layered business with Tom Cronin http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/stillness-donkeys-and-building-a-multi-layered-business-with-tom-cronin http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/stillness-donkeys-and-building-a-multi-layered-business-with-tom-cronin#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 03:00:16 +0000 http://abusinessthatrocks.com/?p=3638 ABTR 011 : Stillness, donkeys, and building a multi layered business with Tom Cronin You are in for a real treat this episode!My guest is a very successful entrepreneur and absolutely top guy who travel’s to exotic locations while living his life on purpose helping people all over the world....

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ABTR 011 : Stillness, donkeys, and building a multi layered business with Tom Cronintom cronin head shot

You are in for a real treat this episode!My guest is a very successful entrepreneur and absolutely top guy who travel’s to exotic locations while living his life on purpose helping people all over the world. Awesome!

Tom Cronin is a mate of mine from my hometown Bondi Beach Sydney Australia. Tom and I regularly see each other at the beach at first light where we both do our morning ritual (which we share with you during the show).

Tom was at the top of his game in finance for 26 years. Throughout this time Tom practiced meditation and stillness daily, which he says helped him to be so successful in such a high-pressure environment for so long.

Tom’s passion and belief in meditation saw him leave his multi six figure job behind to ‘to spread Stillness across the globe’ through his business The Stillness Project.

Now, let me tell you, The Stillness Project ain’t some small time meditation class folks. Tom is one savvy operator who has built a sophisticated multi-layered business that has world wide reach. In just a few short years Tom has built a number of revenue streams, a massive profile and a solid social media following. The best part is Tom shares how he did it during the show!

Gold Nuggets (AKA – Key Learnings) from this episode

  • Practice stillness (AKA, meditation) daily to unwind from the stressors of modern life and unleash unlimited amounts of creativity.
  • Operate your day from a place of fulfilment and abundance rather than achievement and lack (fear).
  • Develop a multi-layered business model with products and services at price points ranging from low to high. By doing this you will be able to provide a solution for more people which will in turn ensure your business is sustainable ad profitable.
  • We spend what we earn. If you are transitioning from a high paying job into building your own business you need to consolidate and reduce your cost of living (I highly recommend IndonesiaJ).
  • When building a new business don’t over capitalise. Be OK with going a little slower to test and measure before making further investment.
  • Knowledge is power. Never stop learning. Attend conferences and seminars to fast track your learning.
  • You don’t need to spend thousands to learn new skills. Everything you want can be found online for a few bucks.
  • Leverage social media. Look after your followers by delivering value consistently.
  • Execution is everything!

Links and Resources mentioned in the show

The Stillness Project

Tomcronin.com

The Four Hour Work Week – Tim Ferris

Big News

This episode comes to you from a small Indonesian island, where Monika and I have relocated to for much of the year. Oh yeah, we’ve gone off the grid! Loving it!

After years of hard work building businesses I’m proud to say that I’m in a position that I can now run my business remotely. With financial freedom and lifestyle as my top priorities I feel blessed to have this opportunity.

I look forward to sharing with you many of my experiences throughout the year. I’ll interview entrepreneurs who have chosen to build businesses and enjoy an amazing lifestyle abroad, and show you how accessible living a life that truly rocks really is.

I plan on doing some writing and video while I’m travelling which I can’t wait to share with you. So I can do this as well as taking some time out to enjoy this beautiful island the A Business That Rocks podcast will air every two weeks, instead of weekly.

Thank for listening

Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks!

It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post.

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I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one.

If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com

 

 

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How to get 5000 new customers in a few hours with Chris Barton http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/how-to-get-5000-new-customers-in-a-few-hours-with-chris-barton http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/how-to-get-5000-new-customers-in-a-few-hours-with-chris-barton#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:46:20 +0000 http://abusinessthatrocks.com/?p=3609 ABTR 010 : How to get 5000 new customers in a few hours with Chris Barton This episodes guest is Chris Barton from RewardsHere & PricePal, a shopping technology platform giving employees of organisations and consumers access to a wide variety of discounts. Chris invites us under the hood of...

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ABTR 010 : How to get 5000 new customers in a few hours with Chris BartonChris Barton

This episodes guest is Chris Barton from RewardsHere & PricePal, a shopping technology platform giving employees of organisations and consumers access to a wide variety of discounts.

Chris invites us under the hood of his business and shares with us so many valuable insights.

We start with a bang as Chris shares his strategy for securing national television coverage for his business. We talk about the massive boost national TV exposure has been for PricePal. Without giving too much away, how does 5000 new customers in a few hours sound? Freakin Awesome!!

Chris talks about the clever models he’s using to grow his business as fast as he has in just 12 months. His savvy nature has attracted some fantastic business partners who are now working with Chris to dominate their industries and expand into Asia.

We wrap things up with some tips from Chris as to how he manages his crazy busy lifestyle.

Chris is an entrepreneur who is really building a business that ROCKS! You don’t want to miss this episode.

Enjoy!

Gold Nuggets (AKA – Key Learnings) from this episode

  • Look after the PR for your business as no PR agency will be able to tell your story like you can.
  • Have a targeted approach to securing PR opportunities.
  • Build relationships with journalists as you would any other business relationship.
  • PR generates more PR.
  • If you own a B2B business don’t forget SME’s. Their decision makers are easier to get to and make quicker decisions.
  • When going into business with others (especially family and friends) make sure everyone agrees from the outset what the plan is.
  • No matter how little cash you have make sure you have the appropriate agreements in place in case the worst happens.
  • Put yourself in the right place and make yourself visible and the right opportunities will come along.
  • When putting a board together make sure you look for people who have skill sets that are different to yours.

Links and Resources mentioned in the show

www.rewardshere.com.au

www.pricepal.com.au

Thank for listening 

Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes (add link), as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks!

It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post.

If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes (add link) to get automatic updates.

I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one.

If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com

 

 

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ABTR 009 : Tigers, whiteboards in the shower and the importance of intuition with Jane MaraJane Mara

Have you ever had a feeling that your gut is telling you that something is not quite right? Have you ever ignored such a feeling only to have something bad happen later? Well, that’s your intuition, or as this episodes guest refers to it as ‘knowing without knowing why’.

This episode I speak with Jane Mara. Jane is an author, researcher, leadership trainer, executive coach and speaker.

Over the past 15 years Jane has lived and breathed the topic of Intuitive Intelligence. Jane believes that intuition is a hugely undervalued resource that can be improved and utilised to have a more productive and fulfilling life.

In Jane’s first book Intuition on Demand - activate your intuitive intelligence for business success Jane interviews all sorts of people from business leaders, artists, emergency workers and entrepreneurs about how intuition plays a role in their lives. Jane shares with us stories of people she has interviewed.

In her second book Breakthrough – the science of entrepreneurial success, Jane has created a framework that she teaches entrepreneurs to help them envision, create and sustain their businesses.

Jane lets us in on some of the science behind intuition. We explore that when we are in ‘busy beta’ state we are less likely to be aware of and listen to our intuition and as a result poor decisions are made.

It’s a fascinating episode!

Key learnings

  • Put whiteboards in the shower and have note pads everywhere to capture and harvest ideas.
  • Avoid technology in the bedroom to get a better night’s sleep.
  • Listen to your intuition then look for data to back it up.
  • Record intuitive thoughts you have then reflect on them before making decisions.
  • You can’t have a successful business if you don’t look after your health first.

Links and Resources

The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton
The Institute of Heart Math
Neuro-sky
Dr Marta Sinclair
Professor Murray Gillin
Professor William Tiller
Braking the habit of being yourself by Dr Joe Dispenza
www.janemara.com

Thank for listening

Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks!

It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post.

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I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one.

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Korean BBQ and how to use LinkedIn to grow your business http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/korean-bbq-use-linkedin-grow-business http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/korean-bbq-use-linkedin-grow-business#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:19:06 +0000 http://abusinessthatrocks.com/?p=3451 ABTR 008: Korean BBQ and how to use LinkedIn to grow your business big time with Jeff Yang I’m so excited to share this episode with you because it is full of gold!! So many valuable nuggets of information that I know will help you in your mission to build...

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ABTR 008: Korean BBQ and how to use LinkedIn to grow your business big time with Jeff Yang

I’m so excited to share this episode with you because it is full of gold!! So many valuable nuggets of information that I know will help you in your mission to build a business and life that absolutely rocks.

We talk with my good friend Jeff Yang from SocialGen. SocialGen specialises in helping businesses to connect, build relationships and do business with other businesses through LinkedIn.

I’ve used SocialGen’s services for one of my other businesses, Elevate, and in 5 months and I’ve already generated over $60,000 in new business – AWESOME!

Jeff is a serial entrepreneur who knows what it is like to bang down doors to sell products and services. And I mean literally, Jeff started as a door to door salesman – sale’s doesn’t get any harder than that!

Jeff moved into digital marketing, ‘took to it like a duck to water’, and ended up working for one of Australia’s top online marketing agencies Eweb Marketing. It is here that Jeff used LinkedIn to secure huge clients for Eweb.

Taking his success using LinkedIn Jeff created SocialGen to help others grow their businesses using the social business network – the right way!

Because Jeff love’s travel and is on a quest to build a lifestyle full of freedom he set up Social Gen using smart systems, technology and outsourced staff. And the best part…Jeff shares it all with you in this episode.

Gold Nuggets (AKA – Key Learnings) from this episode

The key elements of successfully using LinkedIn to grow your business;

• Set clear goals of what you want from LinkedIn.
• Customize your LinkedIn profile to help achieve your goals.
• Create a targeted list of people you’d like to connect with.
• Tailor connection and meeting requests. Make it personal.
• Post related content regularly to build rapport, authority and trust.
• Don’t ask for a meeting for at least 6 weeks after connecting. LinkedIn is no different to any other form of business development – you need to build the relationship over time.

More Nuggets (told you there were loads)

• Consistency is key – Send 10 connection requests and 5 meeting requests every single day.
• Keep costs low and quality of service high.
• Use outsourced staff to keep costs down and pass the savings onto clients to stay competitive.
• When using outsourced staff, create videos of each task you need performed to train your staff and use daily activity reports to keep overseas staff on track.
• Use collaborative tools such as Google Docs and Buffer App to manage remote staff and communicate with clients.
• Don’t be afraid of making mistakes just make sure you learn from them.
• Build a team with skills that complement your skill set.
• Go old school – use contra deals (swap your products and services for others) to keep costs down and grow your business.
• Work at building a positive mindset and become unstoppable. Be grateful and see the lesson in every experience.

Links and Resources mentioned in the show

Buffer App
Google Docs
Podio (analytics and data)
Cloud Staff (outsourcing)
Social Gen
Jeff Yang on LinkedIn

Thanks for listening 

Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks!

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If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com

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http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/korean-bbq-use-linkedin-grow-business/feed 0 ABTR 008: Korean BBQ and how to use LinkedIn to grow your business big time with Jeff Yang I’m so excited to share this episode with you because it is full of gold!! So many valuable nuggets of information that I know will help you in your mission to ... ABTR 008: Korean BBQ and how to use LinkedIn to grow your business big time with Jeff Yang I’m so excited to share this episode with you because it is full of gold!! So many valuable nuggets of information that I know will help you in your mission to build a business and life that absolutely rocks. We talk with my good friend Jeff Yang from SocialGen. SocialGen specialises in helping businesses to connect, build relationships and do business with other businesses through LinkedIn. I’ve used SocialGen’s services for one of my other businesses, Elevate, and in 5 months and I’ve already generated over $60,000 in new business – AWESOME! Jeff is a serial entrepreneur who knows what it is like to bang down doors to sell products and services. And I mean literally, Jeff started as a door to door salesman – sale’s doesn’t get any harder than that! Jeff moved into digital marketing, 'took to it like a duck to water', and ended up working for one of Australia’s top online marketing agencies Eweb Marketing. It is here that Jeff used LinkedIn to secure huge clients for Eweb. Taking his success using LinkedIn Jeff created SocialGen to help others grow their businesses using the social business network – the right way! Because Jeff love’s travel and is on a quest to build a lifestyle full of freedom he set up Social Gen using smart systems, technology and outsourced staff. And the best part…Jeff shares it all with you in this episode. Gold Nuggets (AKA - Key Learnings) from this episode The key elements of successfully using LinkedIn to grow your business; • Set clear goals of what you want from LinkedIn. • Customize your LinkedIn profile to help achieve your goals. • Create a targeted list of people you’d like to connect with. • Tailor connection and meeting requests. Make it personal. • Post related content regularly to build rapport, authority and trust. • Don’t ask for a meeting for at least 6 weeks after connecting. LinkedIn is no different to any other form of business development – you need to build the relationship over time. More Nuggets (told you there were loads) • Consistency is key - Send 10 connection requests and 5 meeting requests every single day. • Keep costs low and quality of service high. • Use outsourced staff to keep costs down and pass the savings onto clients to stay competitive. • When using outsourced staff, create videos of each task you need performed to train your staff and use daily activity reports to keep overseas staff on track. • Use collaborative tools such as Google Docs and Buffer App to manage remote staff and communicate with clients. • Don’t be afraid of making mistakes just make sure you learn from them. • Build a team with skills that complement your skill set. • Go old school – use contra deals (swap your products and services for others) to keep costs down and grow your business. • Work at building a positive mindset and become unstoppable. Be grateful and see the lesson in every experience. Links and Resources mentioned in the show Buffer App Google Docs Podio (analytics and data) Cloud Staff (outsourcing) Social Gen Jeff Yang on LinkedIn Thanks for listening  Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks! It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post. If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one. If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com Dan Carlin, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Educator, Speaker no 52:58
Adrenal Fatigue, Gut Health, & Being An Author http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/adrenal-fatigue-gut-health-author http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/adrenal-fatigue-gut-health-author#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:55:19 +0000 http://abusinessthatrocks.com/?p=3445 ABTR 006: Adrenal Fatigue, Gut Health, and being an author with Naturopath Emma Sutherland Emma Sutherland is a Clinical Naturopath, Author, Speaker, TV Presenter and mum – so she has a bit going on. In this episode Emma shares with us what it takes to build a successful and sustainable...

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ABTR 006: Adrenal Fatigue, Gut Health, and being an author with Naturopath Emma Sutherland

Emma Sutherland is a Clinical Naturopath, Author, Speaker, TV Presenter and mum – so she has a bit going on.

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In this episode Emma shares with us what it takes to build a successful and sustainable health business. Emma goes into detail of how she used a PR agency early in her career to help establish her personal brand (something Emma thinks is key for every entrepreneur) which has led to book and TV deals.

We explore the process Emma used to write two books while managing her day to day business. Emma also debunks a few myths about being an author that I know you’ll find interesting.

As well as the business stuff I made the most of having a Clinical Naturopath on the show by asking Emma about the types of health issues busy entrepreneurs come up against. Emma goes into detail about the two big issues you need to be aware of, Adrenal Fatigue and Poor Gut Health, and provides loads of useful information and tips to help you achieve optimal health and an abundance of energy so you can kick ass in business and life.

Gold Nuggets (AKA – Key Learnings) from the episode

• Look after your gut as it hugely affects your overall health and energy levels.
• Cleanse your system of Caffeine, Alcohol, Sugar and Gluten a few times every year for optimal gut health and mental clarity.
• Practice Intuitive Eating.
• Always keep learning to stay at the top of your game.
• Force yourself to learn skills you don’t particularly like in the early days to save cash and move your business forward.
• Get a mentor to accelerate your personal and business growth.
• Build word of mouth marketing – ask your customers for referrals.
• Always allow time for generating new business even when you are busy – don’t wait until you need it.
• Have multiple revenue streams to leverage your time (especially relevant for service industries).
• Build your personal brand – it’s key to your success.
• Take calculated risks and back yourself to succeed.

Links and Resources from the show

Neuro-Linguistic Programming
50 foods that will change your life by Emma Sutherland
Sophia Eats – a parent’s guide to toddler health and wellbeing by Emma Sutherland
Emmas Community Cleanse
www.emmasutherland.com.au
Adrenalfatigue.org

Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks!

It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post.

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I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one.

If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com

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http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/adrenal-fatigue-gut-health-author/feed 0 ABTR 006: Adrenal Fatigue, Gut Health, and being an author with Naturopath Emma Sutherland Emma Sutherland is a Clinical Naturopath, Author, Speaker, TV Presenter and mum – so she has a bit going on. - ABTR 006: Adrenal Fatigue, Gut Health, and being an author with Naturopath Emma Sutherland Emma Sutherland is a Clinical Naturopath, Author, Speaker, TV Presenter and mum – so she has a bit going on. In this episode Emma shares with us what it takes to build a successful and sustainable health business. Emma goes into detail of how she used a PR agency early in her career to help establish her personal brand (something Emma thinks is key for every entrepreneur) which has led to book and TV deals. We explore the process Emma used to write two books while managing her day to day business. Emma also debunks a few myths about being an author that I know you’ll find interesting. As well as the business stuff I made the most of having a Clinical Naturopath on the show by asking Emma about the types of health issues busy entrepreneurs come up against. Emma goes into detail about the two big issues you need to be aware of, Adrenal Fatigue and Poor Gut Health, and provides loads of useful information and tips to help you achieve optimal health and an abundance of energy so you can kick ass in business and life. Gold Nuggets (AKA – Key Learnings) from the episode • Look after your gut as it hugely affects your overall health and energy levels. • Cleanse your system of Caffeine, Alcohol, Sugar and Gluten a few times every year for optimal gut health and mental clarity. • Practice Intuitive Eating. • Always keep learning to stay at the top of your game. • Force yourself to learn skills you don’t particularly like in the early days to save cash and move your business forward. • Get a mentor to accelerate your personal and business growth. • Build word of mouth marketing – ask your customers for referrals. • Always allow time for generating new business even when you are busy – don’t wait until you need it. • Have multiple revenue streams to leverage your time (especially relevant for service industries). • Build your personal brand – it’s key to your success. • Take calculated risks and back yourself to succeed. Links and Resources from the show Neuro-Linguistic Programming 50 foods that will change your life by Emma Sutherland Sophia Eats – a parent’s guide to toddler health and wellbeing by Emma Sutherland Emmas Community Cleanse www.emmasutherland.com.au Adrenalfatigue.org Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks! It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post. If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one. If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com Dan Carlin, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Educator, Speaker no
Outsourcing, building your personal brand, and living in flow http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/outsourcing-building-personal-brand-living-flow http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/outsourcing-building-personal-brand-living-flow#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 20:07:22 +0000 http://abusinessthatrocks.com/?p=3442 ABTR 005 : Outsourcing, building your personal brand, and living in flow with Monty Hooke In this episode I’m joined by Monty Hooke from www.ezyva.com . Monty truly represents what A Business That Rocks is all about. He’s a Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Business Growth and Freedom Strategist, and Outsourcing and Virtual Business...

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ABTR 005 : Outsourcing, building your personal brand, and living in flow with Monty Hooke

Monty_headshot 1In this episode I’m joined by Monty Hooke from www.ezyva.com . Monty truly represents what A Business

That Rocks is all about. He’s a Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Business Growth and Freedom Strategist, and Outsourcing and Virtual Business Expert.

Monty talks about being a ‘Freedompreneur’ and working ‘in flow’ where you build your business to support your freedom (travel, more time with your family) rather than building a business focussed on making the money so you can ‘buy’ your freedom back later on. If you have built a business this probably resonates with you?

In this episode Monty shares with you the 6 breakthrough levels of entrepreneurship and how you can get above the ‘line of leverage’ to become a Freedompreneur .

Like many entrepreneurs Monty came from humble beginnings. Growing up on the water Monty had his first business at the age of 8 year’s old cleaning boats, which was the start of many business ventures. Also like many entrepreneurs Monty kept finding that he was hitting a ceiling in his businesses where he couldn’t grow his businesses past a certain size. It was at this point that Monty learnt that he had to have a game plan (rather than winging it) and build a team (not just delegate tasks) to help him leverage and scale his business.

Monty took these lessons and applied them, making Ezy VA a million dollar business within the first 18 months!

Ezy VA offers Virtual Assistants on a pay as you go or dedicated full-time business. Unlike platforms like Odesk and Elance Ezy VA’s staff members are employed by Ezy VA so you can rest assured that the VA’s will be focussed on your projects.

Monty shares so much valuable advice on how to outsource effectively that if you are considering outsourcing (and you should be) you’re going to love this episode.

Gold Nuggets (AKA – Key Learnings) from the episode

• Don’t wing it, de-construct your business and build a game plan.
• Learn to leverage people, build teams to help you grow your business.
• Build your business to support your freedom.
• Build your personal brand along the way so your legacy remains once you have exited your business.
• Make sure you have ‘social proof’ of whatever it is you are selling.
• Before outsourcing understand the tasks and processes in your business so that you can provide adequate training.
• Be willing to build training up front so you can replicate the learning.
• Know the value of your time then outsource tasks that are not worth your time.
• Choose a VA that has the skills you need – there is no such this as a General Virtual Assistant that can do everything.
• VA’s don’t build strategies, you need to build the strategy then use the VA to execute the strategy.

Links and Resources from the show

Ezyva.com
Monty Hooke (LinkedIn)
Virtual Elite Business
Training – How to communicate effectively when outsourcing
Training – How to Create Training Videos For Outsourced Staff
Camtasia
Jing
Snag It
Entrepreneur.com
Techcrunch
Mashable

Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes , as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks!

It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post.

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I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one.

If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com

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http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/outsourcing-building-personal-brand-living-flow/feed 0 ABTR 005 : Outsourcing, building your personal brand, and living in flow with Monty Hooke In this episode I’m joined by Monty Hooke from www.ezyva.com . Monty truly represents what A Business - That Rocks is all about. He’s a Lifestyle Entrepreneur, ABTR 005 : Outsourcing, building your personal brand, and living in flow with Monty Hooke In this episode I’m joined by Monty Hooke from www.ezyva.com . Monty truly represents what A Business That Rocks is all about. He’s a Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Business Growth and Freedom Strategist, and Outsourcing and Virtual Business Expert. Monty talks about being a ‘Freedompreneur’ and working ‘in flow’ where you build your business to support your freedom (travel, more time with your family) rather than building a business focussed on making the money so you can ‘buy’ your freedom back later on. If you have built a business this probably resonates with you? In this episode Monty shares with you the 6 breakthrough levels of entrepreneurship and how you can get above the 'line of leverage' to become a Freedompreneur . Like many entrepreneurs Monty came from humble beginnings. Growing up on the water Monty had his first business at the age of 8 year’s old cleaning boats, which was the start of many business ventures. Also like many entrepreneurs Monty kept finding that he was hitting a ceiling in his businesses where he couldn’t grow his businesses past a certain size. It was at this point that Monty learnt that he had to have a game plan (rather than winging it) and build a team (not just delegate tasks) to help him leverage and scale his business. Monty took these lessons and applied them, making Ezy VA a million dollar business within the first 18 months! Ezy VA offers Virtual Assistants on a pay as you go or dedicated full-time business. Unlike platforms like Odesk and Elance Ezy VA’s staff members are employed by Ezy VA so you can rest assured that the VA’s will be focussed on your projects. Monty shares so much valuable advice on how to outsource effectively that if you are considering outsourcing (and you should be) you’re going to love this episode. Gold Nuggets (AKA – Key Learnings) from the episode • Don’t wing it, de-construct your business and build a game plan. • Learn to leverage people, build teams to help you grow your business. • Build your business to support your freedom. • Build your personal brand along the way so your legacy remains once you have exited your business. • Make sure you have ‘social proof’ of whatever it is you are selling. • Before outsourcing understand the tasks and processes in your business so that you can provide adequate training. • Be willing to build training up front so you can replicate the learning. • Know the value of your time then outsource tasks that are not worth your time. • Choose a VA that has the skills you need – there is no such this as a General Virtual Assistant that can do everything. • VA’s don’t build strategies, you need to build the strategy then use the VA to execute the strategy. Links and Resources from the show Ezyva.com Monty Hooke (LinkedIn) Virtual Elite Business Training - How to communicate effectively when outsourcing Training - How to Create Training Videos For Outsourced Staff Camtasia Jing Snag It Entrepreneur.com Techcrunch Mashable Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes , as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks! It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post. If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one. If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com Dan Carlin, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Educator, Speaker no 1:02:48
Making business decisions based on company values http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/making-business-decisions-based-company-values http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/making-business-decisions-based-company-values#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:28:24 +0000 http://abusinessthatrocks.com/?p=3438 ABTR 004 : Making business decisions based on company values with Jade Green My guest this episode is my good friend Jade Green from Velocity Consulting. Jade is a kick ass business women who love’s learning, team sports and fast cars. Jade is about as down to earth as you...

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ABTR 004 : Making business decisions based on company values with Jade Green

Jade Green

My guest this episode is my good friend Jade Green from Velocity Consulting. Jade is a kick ass business women who love’s learning, team sports and fast cars.

Jade is about as down to earth as you can get and has a great sense of humour. We talk about all sorts of interesting and crazy stuff in this episode – we even talk about ‘women’s touch’!! Guys, it’s not what you think it is….

Velocity Consulting is a specialist sales recruiter. In an industry that does not have the best of reputations, Jade is on a mission with Velocity to improve this reputation ‘one client and candidate at a time’.

Jade shares with us how she built her companies values and why she made them the centre of everything she does. In fact, every single new staff member is hired based on their alignment with the Velocity values. Jade suggests every entrepreneur should do the same, and as a recruitment expert, Jade’s advice is worth listening too.

Check it out.

Gold Nuggets (AKA – Key Learnings) from this episode

• Think about who you want to be to your customers, and build your vision around them.
• Recruit based on values. Every person in your business must live and breathe by company values.
• Do what is best by your customers even if it may disadvantage your business I the short term.
• Be open to change and evolve your business for long term success.
• Don’t be a ‘me too’ business, find ways to differentiate and success will follow.
• Use LinkedIn to post content that is specific to your audience, but remember – it must be relevant to your business. Video’s and pics get more hits than text only posts.
• Surround yourself with like-minded entrepreneurs to be motivated and inspired.
• Use DISC profiling to understand and have better relationships with your staff and customers.

Links and Resources mentioned in the show

The Entourage
Scalable & Saleable
DISC Profile
Buffer App
Unprofessional by Jack Delosa
Manager Tools Podcast
Career Tools Podcast
Rain Today Podcast
Zig Ziglar
Velocity Consulting
Jade Green (LinkedIn)

Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks!

It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post.

If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one.

If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com

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http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/making-business-decisions-based-company-values/feed 0 ABTR 004 : Making business decisions based on company values with Jade Green My guest this episode is my good friend Jade Green from Velocity Consulting. Jade is a kick ass business women who love’s learning, team sports and fast cars. - ABTR 004 : Making business decisions based on company values with Jade Green My guest this episode is my good friend Jade Green from Velocity Consulting. Jade is a kick ass business women who love’s learning, team sports and fast cars. Jade is about as down to earth as you can get and has a great sense of humour. We talk about all sorts of interesting and crazy stuff in this episode – we even talk about ‘women’s touch’!! Guys, it’s not what you think it is…. Velocity Consulting is a specialist sales recruiter. In an industry that does not have the best of reputations, Jade is on a mission with Velocity to improve this reputation ‘one client and candidate at a time’. Jade shares with us how she built her companies values and why she made them the centre of everything she does. In fact, every single new staff member is hired based on their alignment with the Velocity values. Jade suggests every entrepreneur should do the same, and as a recruitment expert, Jade’s advice is worth listening too. Check it out. Gold Nuggets (AKA - Key Learnings) from this episode • Think about who you want to be to your customers, and build your vision around them. • Recruit based on values. Every person in your business must live and breathe by company values. • Do what is best by your customers even if it may disadvantage your business I the short term. • Be open to change and evolve your business for long term success. • Don’t be a ‘me too’ business, find ways to differentiate and success will follow. • Use LinkedIn to post content that is specific to your audience, but remember - it must be relevant to your business. Video’s and pics get more hits than text only posts. • Surround yourself with like-minded entrepreneurs to be motivated and inspired. • Use DISC profiling to understand and have better relationships with your staff and customers. Links and Resources mentioned in the show The Entourage Scalable & Saleable DISC Profile Buffer App Unprofessional by Jack Delosa Manager Tools Podcast Career Tools Podcast Rain Today Podcast Zig Ziglar Velocity Consulting Jade Green (LinkedIn) Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks! It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post. If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one. If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com Dan Carlin, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Educator, Speaker no 50:38
Property investing and the art of negotiation http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/property-investing-art-negotiation http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/property-investing-art-negotiation#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:11:01 +0000 http://abusinessthatrocks.com/?p=3435 ABTR 003 : Property investing and the art of negotiation with Sebastian James Our guest this episode is Sebastian James from Hunter James. Hunter James is a bespoke buyer’s agent service who specialises in finding and securing properties for home buyers and investors. If you are in to property investing this...

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Sebastian James_headshotABTR 003 : Property investing and the art of negotiation with Sebastian James

Our guest this episode is Sebastian James from Hunter James.

Hunter James is a bespoke buyer’s agent service who specialises in finding and securing properties for home buyers and investors.

If you are in to property investing this episode is for you!

There is not much Sebastian doesn’t know about property as he’s worked in every part of the industry, from real estate to finance to negotiating and valuing, and has a number of property investments in Australia and overseas.

Sebastian shares some of his negotiation tactics and explains why every entrepreneur must develop their negotiation skills. He also shares how his business is using technology to be more accessible to consumers.

Listen in and  Sebastian will let you in on a few of his secrets for being productive consistently and managing your mindset.

Gold Nuggets (AKA – Key Learnings) from this episode

• ‘Everything is a negotiation’, every entrepreneur needs to learn how to negotiate effectively.
• It’s not only about passion. Make sure there is a need for your product or service by testing the market before investing time and money building your business.
• Before investing understand your acceptable level of risk.
• When doing business have a long-term view rather than a transactional approach.
• Provide amazing value and service and your customers will keep buying from you.
• Before scaling your business make sure you have processes in place to ensure quality is maintained as you grow.
• Plan your day to be productive.
• Understand what is important in life – Work to Live, not Live to Work.
• Start and end the day by reading or listening to something positive to build an optimistic mindset.

Links and Resources

Real Estate.com.au (Australian real estate site)
Domain.com.au (Australian Real Estate site)
Think and Grow Rich by Nepolean Hill
Tony Robbins
Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United)
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
Success Magazine
HunterJames.com.au

Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks!

It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post.

If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestions of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one.

If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com

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http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/property-investing-art-negotiation/feed 0 ABTR 003 : Property investing and the art of negotiation with Sebastian James Our guest this episode is Sebastian James from Hunter James. - Hunter James is a bespoke buyer’s agent service who specialises in finding and securing properties for home b... ABTR 003 : Property investing and the art of negotiation with Sebastian James Our guest this episode is Sebastian James from Hunter James. Hunter James is a bespoke buyer’s agent service who specialises in finding and securing properties for home buyers and investors. If you are in to property investing this episode is for you! There is not much Sebastian doesn’t know about property as he’s worked in every part of the industry, from real estate to finance to negotiating and valuing, and has a number of property investments in Australia and overseas. Sebastian shares some of his negotiation tactics and explains why every entrepreneur must develop their negotiation skills. He also shares how his business is using technology to be more accessible to consumers. Listen in and  Sebastian will let you in on a few of his secrets for being productive consistently and managing your mindset. Gold Nuggets (AKA - Key Learnings) from this episode • ‘Everything is a negotiation’, every entrepreneur needs to learn how to negotiate effectively. • It’s not only about passion. Make sure there is a need for your product or service by testing the market before investing time and money building your business. • Before investing understand your acceptable level of risk. • When doing business have a long-term view rather than a transactional approach. • Provide amazing value and service and your customers will keep buying from you. • Before scaling your business make sure you have processes in place to ensure quality is maintained as you grow. • Plan your day to be productive. • Understand what is important in life – Work to Live, not Live to Work. • Start and end the day by reading or listening to something positive to build an optimistic mindset. Links and Resources Real Estate.com.au (Australian real estate site) Domain.com.au (Australian Real Estate site) Think and Grow Rich by Nepolean Hill Tony Robbins Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United) The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy Success Magazine HunterJames.com.au Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks! It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post. If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestions of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one. If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com Dan Carlin, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Educator, Speaker no
How to build highly successful partnerships http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/abtr-002-build-highly-successful-partnerships-georgie-drury http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/abtr-002-build-highly-successful-partnerships-georgie-drury#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 04:00:28 +0000 http://abusinessthatrocks.com/?p=3431 ABTR 002 : How to build highly successful partnerships with Georgie Drury  My guest this episode is a great friend of mine, Georgie Drury from technology company Springday. Georgie represents what A Business That Rocks is all about – Business, Health and Lifestyle. In 2009 Georgie left her successful corporate career...

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ABTR 002 : How to build highly successful partnerships with Georgie Drury 

ABTR 002_Georgie photoMy guest this episode is a great friend of mine, Georgie Drury from technology company Springday. Georgie represents what A Business That Rocks is all about – Business, Health and Lifestyle.

In 2009 Georgie left her successful corporate career and took a huge leap of faith and launched Springday, which is best described as ‘your online personal trainer’ to help you achieve health goals. The risk Georgie took paid off bigtime. Setting up smart partnerships early on with huge brands like LuLu Lemon as well as Olympic athletes helped Springday to grow its membership to over 5000 in the first year. Awesome!

Springday has evolved into a company helping organisations to improve employee health, engagement and productivity. Springday and my company Elevate have joined forces over the past couple of years and have generated well over $100,000 in business as a result of our partnership.

Georgie and I discuss in detail the ins and outs of finding, establishing and building successful partnerships like ours. If you are interested in partnerships, which you should be, then you need to hear this – it’s gold!

Mum of two, Georgie has built Springday with lifestyle as her number one objective. Georgie shares her secrets behind her desirable lifestyle as well as her clever low cost model including her shared office environment and remote team of highly skilled stay at home mums.

Georgie is one smart cookie. I’ve learnt loads from her and I know you will too.

Gold Nuggets (AKA – Key Learning’s) From This Episode

• When embarking on a health goal start with small changes and build upon them to avoid being overwhelmed by the size of the end goal.
• To avoid legacy issues with technology platforms know when to draw a line in the sand and move on from outdated platforms.
• Build technology that is customised to your customer’s specific needs, as this is what’s expected in 2014.
• When partnering ask ‘what can I offer my partner?’ first, not ‘what can my partner offer me?’
• Communication and trust is everything when working with partners.
• Test partnerships by doing small projects first then grow together.
• People buy from people they like.
• Build your business around your ideal lifestyle, not the other way around.
• Measure and manage your team based on outcomes, not hours in the office.
• Do what makes you money!

Resources & Links Mentioned During The Show

www.corporate.myspringday.com.au

 Thank for listening

Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rock!

It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post.

If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestions of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one.

If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com

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http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/abtr-002-build-highly-successful-partnerships-georgie-drury/feed 0 ABTR 002 : How to build highly successful partnerships with Georgie Drury  My guest this episode is a great friend of mine, Georgie Drury from technology company Springday. Georgie represents what A Business That Rocks is all about – Business, ABTR 002 : How to build highly successful partnerships with Georgie Drury  My guest this episode is a great friend of mine, Georgie Drury from technology company Springday. Georgie represents what A Business That Rocks is all about – Business, Health and Lifestyle. In 2009 Georgie left her successful corporate career and took a huge leap of faith and launched Springday, which is best described as ‘your online personal trainer’ to help you achieve health goals. The risk Georgie took paid off bigtime. Setting up smart partnerships early on with huge brands like LuLu Lemon as well as Olympic athletes helped Springday to grow its membership to over 5000 in the first year. Awesome! Springday has evolved into a company helping organisations to improve employee health, engagement and productivity. Springday and my company Elevate have joined forces over the past couple of years and have generated well over $100,000 in business as a result of our partnership. Georgie and I discuss in detail the ins and outs of finding, establishing and building successful partnerships like ours. If you are interested in partnerships, which you should be, then you need to hear this – it’s gold! Mum of two, Georgie has built Springday with lifestyle as her number one objective. Georgie shares her secrets behind her desirable lifestyle as well as her clever low cost model including her shared office environment and remote team of highly skilled stay at home mums. Georgie is one smart cookie. I’ve learnt loads from her and I know you will too. Gold Nuggets (AKA - Key Learning's) From This Episode • When embarking on a health goal start with small changes and build upon them to avoid being overwhelmed by the size of the end goal. • To avoid legacy issues with technology platforms know when to draw a line in the sand and move on from outdated platforms. • Build technology that is customised to your customer’s specific needs, as this is what’s expected in 2014. • When partnering ask ‘what can I offer my partner?’ first, not ‘what can my partner offer me?’ • Communication and trust is everything when working with partners. • Test partnerships by doing small projects first then grow together. • People buy from people they like. • Build your business around your ideal lifestyle, not the other way around. • Measure and manage your team based on outcomes, not hours in the office. • Do what makes you money! Resources & Links Mentioned During The Show www.corporate.myspringday.com.au  Thank for listening Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rock! It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the bottom of the post. If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestions of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one. If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com Dan Carlin, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Educator, Speaker no 59:52
Grilled Chicken, work ethic and franchising with Mick Dalton http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/grilled-chicken-work-ethic-franchising-mick-dalton http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/grilled-chicken-work-ethic-franchising-mick-dalton#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:50:02 +0000 http://abusinessthatrocks.com/?p=3461 ABTR 001 : Grilled Chicken, work ethic and franchising with Mick Dalton Welcome to the very first episode of The A Business That Rocks Podcast. I’m super excited!! In the episode I’ll share with you my story and why I’ve started this podcast. Then we launch into the interview with...

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ABTR 001 : Grilled Chicken, work ethic and franchising with Mick Dalton

ABTR_001_ Michael DaltonWelcome to the very first episode of The A Business That Rocks Podcast. I’m super excited!!

In the episode I’ll share with you my story and why I’ve started this podcast. Then we launch into the interview with our very first guest. He’s one of my best friends and is a very successful and inspiring entrepreneur. It’s Mick Dalton from P&P Real Estate.

Mick is now a property investor with quite a few properties and owns P&P Real Estate, but he didn’t start there. Coming from humble beginnings Mick had his own businesses before spending 9 years working his way up at McDonalds. By the age of 20 brought his first property and by 23 became the exclusive franchisee for Oporto’s (Grilled Chicken) across the ACT/Canberra and South East Queensland, with a huge vision to open 12 stores in 3 years!!

Mick takes us through his amazing Oporto journey step by step. We talk about everything from sourcing locations, negotiating leases, fit-outs, staffing, finances and much much more.

I don’t want to give the story away but what I can say is there are so many valuable Gold Nuggets (lessons) in this interview you’d be crazy not to listen to it.

I hope you enjoy the show!

Gold Nuggets (AKA – Key Learnings) from this episode

• The rewards are there for those who are willing to work hard.
• The best way to learn is by doing – business is one big lesson.
• Know how you are going to market your business before you start.
• As a franchisee you are running your own business, not just operating someone else’s.
• Know your numbers and be conservative when forecasting.
• Find the balance between strategy, finances and operations.
• No when to make the tough call if your business is going to work or not.
• Know that you are not alone in business. So many people have been where you are.
• You have two choices – learn from your experiences or be ignorant and fail

Thanks for listening 

Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks!

It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the top of the page.

If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one.

If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com

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http://abusinessthatrocks.com/a-business-that-rocks-podcast/grilled-chicken-work-ethic-franchising-mick-dalton/feed 0 ABTR 001 : Grilled Chicken, work ethic and franchising with Mick Dalton Welcome to the very first episode of The A Business That Rocks Podcast. I’m super excited!! In the episode I’ll share with you my story and why I’ve started this podcast. ABTR 001 : Grilled Chicken, work ethic and franchising with Mick Dalton Welcome to the very first episode of The A Business That Rocks Podcast. I’m super excited!! In the episode I’ll share with you my story and why I’ve started this podcast. Then we launch into the interview with our very first guest. He’s one of my best friends and is a very successful and inspiring entrepreneur. It’s Mick Dalton from P&P Real Estate. Mick is now a property investor with quite a few properties and owns P&P Real Estate, but he didn’t start there. Coming from humble beginnings Mick had his own businesses before spending 9 years working his way up at McDonalds. By the age of 20 brought his first property and by 23 became the exclusive franchisee for Oporto’s (Grilled Chicken) across the ACT/Canberra and South East Queensland, with a huge vision to open 12 stores in 3 years!! Mick takes us through his amazing Oporto journey step by step. We talk about everything from sourcing locations, negotiating leases, fit-outs, staffing, finances and much much more. I don’t want to give the story away but what I can say is there are so many valuable Gold Nuggets (lessons) in this interview you’d be crazy not to listen to it. I hope you enjoy the show! Gold Nuggets (AKA - Key Learnings) from this episode • The rewards are there for those who are willing to work hard. • The best way to learn is by doing – business is one big lesson. • Know how you are going to market your business before you start. • As a franchisee you are running your own business, not just operating someone else’s. • Know your numbers and be conservative when forecasting. • Find the balance between strategy, finances and operations. • No when to make the tough call if your business is going to work or not. • Know that you are not alone in business. So many people have been where you are. • You have two choices – learn from your experiences or be ignorant and fail Thanks for listening  Thanks for listening to the show. I hope you found it valuable. If you did, I’d really appreciate it if you would leave a review on iTunes, as it will help our rankings and allow me to help more people to grow businesses that rocks! It would also be awesome if you share this episode using the social media buttons at the top of the page. If you haven’t already make sure you subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. I want to make this show the best it can be so if you have any tips or suggestion of how I could make the show better or anything that you’d like to hear on the show please leave a comment below. I read every single one. If you want to email me I’d love to hear from you dan@abusinessthatrocks.com Dan Carlin, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Educator, Speaker no 1:17:52